Spring-loaded indie-pop with a neon heartbeat.
After spending much of 2020’s lockdown together, Alta Falls’ members took a deep dive exploring the social and global landscapes brought to light by the pandemic.
While the lyrical content is focused on significance, the sound creates brilliantly danceable earworms. The sort you’d happily sink vodka Red Bulls to at a festival. April 2021 introduced Alta Falls’ debut single, ‘Take Me On Down’, which was met with excellent reception. Triple j’s Dave Ruby Howe described it as, “Spring-loaded indie-pop with a neon heartbeat.” Alta Falls are back with a bang with their new single, ‘Sun In My Eyes’.
It’s a sonically stunning piece of music, but the lyrics tell a different story. They paint a sad, anti-love story, from the opening scene, where the protagonist has lost someone they love.
“Not just my lover, not somebody who slips your mind”, sings Alta Falls. “It’s burning a hole inside, it feels like the sun’s in my eyes”.
On the new single, Alta Falls says, “‘Sun In My Eyes” is about a long-distance relationship, where one of our mates had a girlfriend who left Brisbane to start a new job. They stayed together for a while, but eventually, it ended when she left him for someone else. The song’s about how painful that experience was for him, and the feeling of losing your special someone forever.”